Once in a while you might need to block particular third parties from accessing your Internet sites. There are a number of automatic bots which crawl the Internet, for instance, and produce fake visits and traffic. Additionally, there are spammers who leave links to suspicious sites as comments to blog articles. This type of things can drastically undermine your hard work, since no one likes to visit a website with hundreds of fake comments, plus the increased traffic from both spammers and bots could create high load on the server on which your site is hosted, that can result in your site not working correctly. One of the best solutions in such a case is to block the IP addresses that produce the fake traffic, as a way to make sure that the visits to your site are real.

IP Blocking in Cloud Hosting

If you have a cloud hosting account with our company and you would like to block one or several IP addresses, you could use the IP Blocking tool, which is included in our in-house built Hepsia CP. By using a really simple interface, you could prevent any IP from accessing your content even if you have never had a web hosting account before. All it requires to perform this is to log in to your Control Panel, to visit the IP Blocking section, to choose a particular domain or subdomain from a drop-down menu and then to enter the IP address. You shall not have to do anything complicated if you wish to block a whole network - you will just need to omit the last octet, so entering 1.1.1. with a blank space after the last dot will block the entire range from 1.1.1.1 to 1.1.1.255. All blocked IPs will be listed in the exact same section, so you shall be able to remove any of them from the blacklist with a mouse click.

IP Blocking in Semi-dedicated Servers

If you host your Internet sites within a semi-dedicated server account with us and you wish to block one or a number of IP addresses sooner or later, you are able to take advantage of the easy-to-use blocking tool, that we've supplied with our in-house built Hepsia hosting Control Panel. With just a few mouse clicks, you will be able to block individual IPs or entire ranges, if necessary. All you will need to do is choose any one of your domains or subdomains from a drop-down menu, select if the blocking must be valid for the root folder or for a subfolder that is part of the Internet site, and then input the IP address that you want to block. For an IP range, you simply have to omit the last octet or the last two octets of the address with regards to the size of the network which you want to block. Each of the addresses that you've restricted shall be listed inside the same section and if you would like to whitelist any one of them, you'll be able to do it with just a mouse click anytime.